International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day Webinar 8th March 7.30pm
‘Choose to Challenge’ – an expert panel for International Women’s Day
Bath Labour Women’s Forum is celebrating the resilience and achievement of women through the pandemic, many of whom have worked on the frontline keeping us safe whilst also supporting their families. We should be challenging the continuing inequality and lack of opportunity experienced by so many women here and around the world.
- The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women’s health, jobs and livelihoods.
- Inequalities have widened as many women are in jobs that are insecure with no sick pay.
- Childcare has been cut back or cancelled. Many women have not been furloughed to allow them to care for their children.
- Women have taken on the lion’s share of responsibility for home schooling and caring.
- A large number of women in Bath work in the retail and hospitality sectors which have been hit very hard by the lockdowns.
“If ministers don’t act, women will be pushed out of the labour market. That means women’s and children’s poverty will soar.’
Francis O’Grady TUC General Secretary
Dr Charlotte Proudman – Award winning barrister and women’s rights campaigner fighting for women’s rights in and out of court.
Councillor Asher Craig – Deputy Mayor of Bristol with responsibility for Communities, Equalities and Public Health
Pat Jones – A support worker for adults in the community. She is the workplace rep and Branch Secretary of Ymlaen UNISON in Wales and sits on the National LGBT+ committee.
Dr Sharon Gillings – Sharon is a Bath GP who will bring a local perspective to the discussion.
This is an open meeting, the public can join via the link
Irise – the Women’s Forum is fundraising for this charity that works to relieve the inequalities caused by period poverty here and across the world.
Donations via https://www.irise.org.uk/
Let’s work together to make a positive difference for women